TWO schoolgirls have received gift vouchers after winning a poster competition.

Jennifer Finley and Amber Glendinning, both ten and from South Stanley, won the Stanley Youth Centre contest as part of the Healthy Youth Work Standard.

The £5 prizes were given at Lamplight Arts Centre, in Stanley, last night.

Entries were judged by Gillie Littlemore, from Stanley Youth Centre, and Gillian Watson, food and health worker for Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust.

Ms Watson said: "We had a good response to the poster competition and it was a fun way for the young people to learn about the dangers of bad eating habits and the effects it can have on their dental health.

"We hope that the young people enjoyed taking part in the competition."